Oven-Fried Potatoes

910365_french_fries_1.jpgCooking is fun and the way to ensure your kids will be healthy eaters is to involve them in the process of cooking whole foods. Peeling potatoes is a basic skill kids can learn and they’ll feel that they’ve helped prepare the meal. Be sure your child washes his hands before beginning.Preheat your oven to 475 degrees.

Older children can make these Oven-Fried Potatoes by themselves, younger children will need your assistance. Have your helper sit on a kitchen chair and move the trash can so he can comfortably hold  a potato over it. With a potato peeler, let him get to work peeling 4 medium potatoes. Be sure to rinse them off when he’s finished.

1) Cut 4 pealed potatoes into ¼ strips. Then dry the strips with paper towels. (Even a younger child can help dry the ptoato strips.)

2) Place the potatoes on a cookie sheet; let your child toss them with about a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon each of pepper and garlic powder with her fingers.

3) Spread the potato strips in a single layer and place in a preheated 475 oven.

4) Turn potato strips after 10 minutes. Bake for another 10 minutes, until golden brown.

Remember to make cooking fun! Always tell your child how much you love him and how much you enjoy your his company. Remember to tell him what a good job he did helping you make dinner! Finally, take the taste test. These are outrageously yummy!

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2 thoughts on “Oven-Fried Potatoes

  1. Ruth says:

    Nonna, could you share whether or not store bought frozen fries are ok? Maybe compare them?

    Ruth,I don’t see why you don’t just use fresh potatoes. It’s not hard and much tastier.

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